Employment June 26, 2018
This petrol pump in Gurugram has employed 6 deaf people!
Job opportunities for disabled people were once virtually non-existent. A change in attitude is gradually becoming visible. Take the case of a petrol pump in Gurugram where a vast number of employees are deaf.
Akash, Irfan, Vikas, Shakil, Anoop, and Sunil are deaf employees who work at the Janta filling station near Dronacharya Metro Station in Gurugram. There are special sign boards with instructions for customers so they can work smoothly.
The pump is run by Abhishek Gupta, whose father was associated with a deaf institute in Haryana. Gupta says he got the idea from his father and is very happy with the productivity levels of his workers.
Gupta planned to train them for more than two weeks, but they learned the ropes in just three days!They interact with customers and handle the financial aspects of the job without any difficulties.
All the six workers say that the customers are extremely helpful and understanding once they realise that they are dealing with deaf people. Initially they are nervous but now they are celebrating the sense of achievement and independence.
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